Leo developed retinoblastoma when he was only 4 months old and had a stem cell transplant the week after his first birthday. Today he is a happy, active little boy.
Devon was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome at the age of two. Cord blood stem cells from his newborn sister saved his life.
Jesse was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma (a type of eye cancer), which was spreading to his spinal fluid. Luckily, Jesse’s parents had banked his cord blood stem cells and he has been stable since his transplant in 2001.
When Belinda and Paul first heard about cord blood banking through their doctor, they immediately assumed it would cost a fortune.
When Barrett was born in 1997, his parents decided to bank his cord blood. Following cord blood treatment, today, his pancreas is still producing insulin, even though he has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2006.